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  • Locations: Various Cities, Many different countries
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Semester 1, Semester 2, Split Year (2 sems), Summer, Winter
  • Restrictions: UWA applicants only
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Program Description:

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  The New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

 The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to   Australian universities and consortia to support Australian citizen Bachelor or Bachelor (honours) students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18 to 28, with capacity to include some students over 28.

Eligible UWA students may apply to study on UWA faculty-led programs to study in Asia and receive a New Colombo Plan  Mobility Grant to help cover the cost of participating in these overseas programs. 
Semester Program NCP Mobility Grants Eligible students participating in a semester of study on the UWA Student Exchange Program may receive a mobility grant between $5000-$7000 if they are undertaking study in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Singapore. Contact the Global Learning Office for more information about the UWA Student Exchange Program. 

Here are some reflections from students who have previously participated in a *NCP funded UWA faculty-led program:
Anri Barnard
"I recently travelled to the southern Chinese province of Yunnan to complete a unit on Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation of Primates in China. Within this unit, I learnt about Chinese culture, got to experience China in a more local setting and conducted my own research project on the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey. These monkeys are an endangered species and are very charismatic. This unit challenged me not only with formatting hypotheses and collecting data for the research project, but also hiking 4000m up a mountain and changing my perception of Chinese culture and people. It has been the highlight of my studies at the University of Western Australia and I’ve made unforgettable memories and friends. I wouldn’t have been able to complete this unit without the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant and I’ve very grateful for being able to have this opportunity." Anri B - UWA unit: ANHB3395 Behavioural Ecology & Conservation of Primates in China (2018)
Rebecca Cotton
"The New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant has enabled me to diversify my studies by supporting my participation in an agribusiness unit in Vietnam. The practical experience gained through interacting and engaging with local business-people has broadened my understanding of how concepts learnt in class are applied. One of the assigned tasks was to form questions to discuss with managers and members within two agricultural cooperatives. From this experience, I gained skills and confidence through the practice of leading informed discussions and then explaining the case studies through presentations.

Studying in a developing country was an eye-opener in terms of realising the differences in the education systems and general way of life. It’s important to look from someone else’s perspective to really understand what other cultures value and to appreciate how they function. Pairing up with Buddies was a great way for the Australian and Vietnamese students to learn about each other’s culture and to form friendships." Rebecca C - UWA unit: AGRI 2299 International Fieldwork in Agribusiness (2018)
Debbie Gilchrist "I enrolled in the International Studio for Arts and Culture (Bali Studio) to advance my art studies, but determined to explore the private Bali, really meet people and understand more about who they are and how they live.
I had the opportunity to engage in unique and otherwise inaccessible experiences, like participating in a blessing ceremony, working with traditional Kamasan painters, supporting a community with their eye health, watching a cataract operation, and meeting local artists. Bahasa language lessons and a greater understanding of Balinese faith and culture helped make this really special and provided a great opportunity to meet all sorts of interesting local people.
In addition, my drawing skills vastly improved and I had fun learning with the other students.
I am grateful to the New Colombo grant and lecturer Paul Trinidad for making this experience possible, I will treasure it for years." - Debbie G - UWA unit: VISA2270 International Studio for Arts & Culture (2019)

*NB, not all UWA faculty-led programs run annually.

See program description for how to apply